Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/akwisī

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This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-GermanicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Pre-Germanic *agʷésih₂ (axe), which along with Ancient Greek ἀξῑ́νη (axī́nē) and Latin ascia is probably a borrowing from a non-Indo-European language. Compare also Akkadian 𒍏𒄩𒍣𒅔, Aramaic חצינא‎.

NounEdit

*akwisī f[1]

  1. axe

InflectionEdit

Ablaut was preserved in this noun: full-grade -wi- in the nominative and vocative alternated with zero-grade -u- in the rest of the paradigm.[2]

ī/jō-stemDeclension of *akwisī (ī/jō-stem)
singular plural
nominative *akwisī *akuzijôz
vocative *akwisī *akuzijôz
accusative *akuzijǭ *akuzijōz
genitive *akuzijōz *akuzijǫ̂
dative *akuzijōi *akuzijōmaz
instrumental *akuzijō *akuzijōmiz

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*akwesī-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 19
  2. ^ Ringe, Donald (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic (A Linguistic History of English; 1), Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 270